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LA designates Little Bangladesh neighborhood

The city of Los Angeles now includes a neighborhood designated as Little Bangladesh, a five-block neighborhood around Third Street and Alexandria Avenue, near downtown Los Angeles.

January 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The city of Los Angeles now includes a neighborhood designated as Little Bangladesh.The neighborhood is a five-block area around Third Street and Alexandria Avenue, near downtown Los Angeles.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city leaders joined a celebration on Saturday.

They said official designations, like Little Bangladesh, Koreatown and other neighborhoods are a way of recognizing the contributions of L.A.'s various communities.

They say it also gives people more personal pride in their neighborhoods.